Another weekend is upon us! You know what that means – kicking back, unwinding from a busy back-to-school week, and making this creamy pumpkin pie smoothie to reward all your hard efforts. Whoever said you shouldn’t reward yourself with food really needs to try this smoothie. Seriously!
Thanks to adding soaked rolled oats and chia seeds, this smoothie is extra thick and has a bit more staying power than most. I think it’s my best pumpkin smoothie to date! Enjoy it for a snack, breakfast, or even dessert. If it’s still hot where you are like it is here, you might find yourself cooling off with this smoothie outside. Extra ice, is a must. Oh, and if you are feeling crazy top it all off with some homemade Coconut Whipped Cream – I know you’ve been waiting for the perfect recipe!
The best part is this recipe makes 4 CUPS worth (yes!), so if you are feeling generous you can share it with a loved one. Or if you are lucky and have a husband who doesn’t like pumpkin, you get it all to yourself. Double yes. I have one of these glasses wrapped up in the back of the fridge for later. [Later probably meaning, as soon as I hit publish on this post…]
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Two
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Adapted from Pumpkin Pie Smoothie & Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie.
2 years ago: Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip
Yield: 4 cups
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 frozen ripe banana
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1.5-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Coconut Whipped Cream, for garnish
1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the milk, oats, and chia seeds. Place in fridge for 1 hour or preferably overnight.
2. Add soaked oat mixture to blender along with the pumpkin, molasses, frozen banana, and spices. Blend until smooth. Add about 5 ice cubes and blend until ice cold.
3. Add maple syrup to taste. I found 1.5 tbsp was perfect for me.
4. Serve with Coconut Whipped Cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top!
I want to take a moment today to fill you in on an advertising change that happened on my site as of Sept. 1st. I’m now with Federated Media in a non-exclusive agreement meaning that I can host my own advertising as well as ad campaigns from FM and other networks, such as AdSense. There have been some kinks to iron out over the past few days (to say the least), so I thought I’d fill you in on what’s going on.
My advertising goals:
I have committed myself to providing meat and dairy-free advertising on Oh She Glows. This is an ethical choice that fits with my vegan lifestyle and vision for the blog. I can’t promise the ads will always be perfect, but I’m going to do the best that I can to keep blatant meat and dairy ads off the site.
Thankfully this was agreed upon with my advertiser before we went live on Sept 1st, but on Wednesday I found out a meat ad was in fact running on my site in the US. Many of the ad campaigns are only shown on U.S. IP addresses, so I had no idea this was going on. I shut down all of my ads for a few hours until they were removed. This is certainly not the first time that meat and dairy ads have appeared without my knowledge. With my previous advertiser, I had no control over which ads were displayed. I ended up emailing them from time-to-time to ask for removal of animal/dairy ads or specific ads which did not fit with my vision for the site. However, I could only do so if my US readers made me aware they were running. It was by no means a good system.
The good news is I now have my FM ad campaigns set to “manual approval” so nothing should run without my approval. I’ve already declined several meat and dairy ad campaigns over the past few days, so things should be looking better around here. I’m also trying to keep the Google Ads non-offensive. I’ve blocked many categories so far including weight loss gimmicks, diet pill, and wrinkle cream ads. Keep in mind, ads can slide through under vague categories so they may pop up from time to time.
I want to encourage you to contact us if you see any ad that is concerning or offensive. Send to: adinquiries [at] ohsheglows [dot] com along with a screenshot and URL of the ad. Like I said, we can’t catch everything so your help is appreciated.
Selling ads to animal-friendly companies:
I can now sell ads for my site. My goal is to advertise animal-friendly businesses supporting the vegan lifestyle. There are so many amazing companies out there (and growing every day!) and I would love to feature them on the blog. If you know of any businesses, large or small, that may be interested in advertising on OSG, please let us know: adinquires [at] ohsheglows [dot] com You know what they say – you have to put it out in the universe for it to happen. It often feels like an uphill battle when double whopper ads are the norm, but I’m confident that we can make progress in this area.
As always, thank you for your patience during this time of transition!
This smoothie was awesome!! I was so shocked how the consistency was like a pudding after blending it. Since I LOVE pumpkin pie, this was perfect. My husband thought it was very filling, almost fit as a desert. However, I plan to use it as both a desert and a morning treat. I have used chia seeds, but usually drink them quickly before the get too plump. This has opened my world to possibilities. Thanks for the sharing!
I read through as many comments as I could, but I didn’t see the answer to my question. Is there any substitute for the rolled oats? We are avoiding all grains for now.
Hi Penny, Not that I’m aware of…you could probably just make the smoothies without it! Enjoy
Yum, I used this as inspiration for my Fourth of July breakfast (hey, it’s not everyday you get canned pumpkin in the UK!!) posted on my blog today. Mmmmm!
Please consider adding nutritional values with smoothies:)
So I made this smoothie today (yeah I know, not fall yet) but I just couldn’t get myself to like it. The pumpkin and spices cannot cover the taste of the banana, and I am a serious banana hater. What can I substitute in this smoothie or smoothies in general to get the same smoothie texture without having to deal with the atrocious banana taste?
Hey Olivia, What about coconut milk + dates?
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am “converting” to the Vegan lifestyle and your website has made it so easy and DELICIOUS! My kids are going crazy over your recipes! I appreciate you taking the time to do this.. This smoothie was freaking awesome! Thanks again!
Im so happy to hear that Manda!
I just made this for the first time and loved it!!! My coconut milk didn’t solidify so I just added some of the froth to the top of the smoothie, cappuccino style. Will the leftover smoothie store in the refrigerator for few days?
Wow! I thought the Cake Batter Smoothie was my all time favorite, but this one may have edged it out, so delicious!
This recipe looks so good!
My girlfriend is making me write u a comment because I licked the bowl after I ate most of the whipped cream.
hah glad you enjoyed it so much! :)
These were fantastic! I substituted 1% milk and added in so e whey protein to make them even healthier and tastier and they were out of this world.
Just made this but used organic rice milk as I didn’t have almond milk. It was delicious and my 2 yr old daughter gobbled it up. Thanks for helping me give her a good shot of betacarotene this morning :)
Hi! I do not care for almond milk. Would 1 percent or skim milk work for the pumpkin smoothie?
I LOVE this recipe Angela! I’ve tried another smoothie recipe or two from you which I have also enjoyed. I’ve been on a big smoothie kick and would love to see some more smoothie recipes :o)
I have to say I usually ignore ads on sights like these. But after reading your post about your new ads and your goals, I was curious and scrolled back up to actually look at the ads. And… at the very top of the page was an ad for Butterball Turkey.
After I chuckled, I thought you might like to know.
Hi Kathleen, We’ve blocked hundreds of brands and categories through our ad networks, so this shouldn’t be happening. Unfortunately we can’t see all of the ads that run in other countries, so I do appreciate you letting me know. We’ll have it removed shortly. In the future, it really helps if you send us the link too (just helps with locating the ad quicker) Thanks again!
Another winner. Thank you!
I just came across this recipe and being the pumpkin lover that I am I can’t wait to try it out!
I absolutely hate bananas though, so I’m curious if you can taste the banana flavor? Would it work if I left that out?
If you were to choose a smoothie Maker Angela. What do you think of these?
Would any of these be your hot pic?
This is so yum!
i just love pumpkin! i will surely give this a try! thank you!
I am enjoying this delicious smoothie, on a hot summer Australian day, and just loving it! I think your recipes should come with a warning – they are just so delicious, and mildly addictive. I will be making your pumpkin butter during the weekend and can hardly wait to try it. Thanks for your recipes.
I loved this pumpkin smoothie. Do you have the calories in one serving etc. only because I wanted to add it to my food journal
Made this today, was absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe :)
This smoothie is a breakfast staple in my house at least once a week! Thanks for sharing.
PS: It’s inspiring to see someone putting effort into supporting ads that are in alignment with their ethics.
I see a lot of delicious looking/sounding recepies for smoothies and deserts with plant based ingredients. My question as a new, not so lost anymore Vegan, why none of these recipes document calorie count? Do the calories just not matter because they are so insignificant? I really don’t have a handle on if I can get a way with consuming 2 cups of this delicious Pumkin Pie Smoothie, or should it be limited to one. What is the serving size and what is the calorie count for one serving?
Is it possible to do this without the banana or substitute something else in its place?
Where I currently live in Japan, canned pumpkin is not something readily available. However, Japanese pumpkins called kabocha are year round. Feeling adventurous, I made this recipe with a bag of frozen pumpkin chunks. The end result? Delicious pumpkin pie ice cream. Just thought I’d share another way to enjoy this wonderful recipe.
Is there a way to nix the banana? I can’t eat them. Suggestions for a good substitute?
Looks so delicious! Yummmmy
Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me how many calories are in this? I’m on a meal plan to gain weight and in order for me to fit this in I need to know how many calories there are! Thank you so much if you know!:)
Another one to add to my Vega Pinterest ‘Best Smoothie’ board.
This pumpkin pie smoothie is quickly becoming a family favorite in my house! We love it! Not only is it good for you but it’s absolutely delicious, and I even make the coconut whipped cream to go on top, and it makes this smoothie just plain perfect! I used full fat cream, and I didn’t drain away the liquid, and with my kitchen aid mixer on its fastest speed with the whisk attachment, I am able to produce light and fluffy whipped cream. My 4 year old also loves it, and that is a victory for me :)
I just made the velvety pumpkin pie smoothie from your cookbook and it is honestly the most delicious thing I’ve had this fall!
I just made this, expecting it to taste really weird/bad and it was delicious! I forgot the chia seeds but I think I like it without them since they would have added extra texture. As an Australian, pumpkin desserts aren’t popular over here like in America but after I made a pumpkin pie I was sold! Thanks for making such a great recipe :)
I would love to be fully vegan or vegetarian, but I have a serious nut/seed allergy and it is really frustrating to go through recipes and almost everything has nut or seed in it. I don’t know how I could enjoy eating food and have this allergy while trying to be vegan or vegetarian! And, I like food. My alternative is to eat as healthy as possible and try to source responsible meat and fish when I cook with it.
Hi Angela, I have tried to contact you several times via email, twitter and Facebook about advertising/partnership opportunities. I am a ten-year ethical vegan working for a retailer that I believe would align with your ethics. I’d really love to hear back from you sometime. You can email me at pamela dot tourigny at terra20 dot com.
Look really delicious wanna try it!!!!
Hi there, constantly i useed to check blog posts
here in thee early hours inn the morning, since i enjoy to gain knowledge of more and more.
Isn’t this the same smoothie as this one: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/10/12/pumpkin-gingerbread-smoothie/ ?
Made this today for breakfast with frozen delicata squash and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It was amazing!! My picky fiancé loved it and even chose it over a meaty restaurant breakfast. Then he even asked me to start sending it with him in the mornings on work days. I thought I would need to add some sugar, but it turned out wholesome and perfect without adding any. Definitely making it again and again and again.
The total calories, fat, etc. were out of site absurd, what should it really be
This was a fantastic smoothie! Even my wife, who always says she is sick of smoothies, came back looking for more. I was thinking that using a soaked date or two instead of the maple syrup, would be more “whole food” which is always a goal of mine. Thank you so much for creating these wonderful recipes!
Nothing like a pumpkin pie smoothie thanks for sharing going to have to try this out this weekend.
While I really liked the flavor of this smoothie, I wasn’t fond of the consistency. It was a big thick and gloopy for my liking – perhaps less oats would do the trick. The combination of spices was perfect though!
I tried this last night and, between the chia seed and the oats, it was way too thick. It didn’t even pour out of the blender. Next time I’d really cut down on the oats and perhaps leave the chia seed out. Sometimes less is more.
When anyone asked for a smoothie recipe this is the one I give them. The best!